Rotherham council Freedom of information litter, fly tipping and dog fouling enforcement fines

I requested the following information from Rotherham council.  It appears that enforcement didn’t begin until October for littering, when a large blitz was carried out.  I believe these figures are accurate, previous figures provided were inaccurate, probably due to the rush to provide.  If the person who provided this information is reading this blog, I would like to thank them, as I know that some work went into this data collecting.

Oct Nov Dec  
Notice Type Current Progressing to prosecution False Details – not tracable Paid Issued Incorrectly Oct Total Progressing to prosecution Paid Nov Total Current Paid Dec Total Grand Total
Littering  
Aldwarke 1 1 1
Bramley 3 12 15 15
Brampton 1 1 1
Brinsworth 1 1 1
Catcliffe 1 1 1
Dalton 1 1 1
Dinnington 5 1 6 6
Eastwood 3 1 4 4
Greasbrough 1 1 1
Maltby 2 2 2
Moorgate 1 1 1
Parkgate 3 3 1 1 4
Rotherham 1 6 7 33 47 47
Thurcroft 1 1 2 2
Wath-Upon-Dearne 2 4 6 6
Wickersley 1 1 1
Woodall 1 5 1 32 2 41 41
Dog Fouling  
Rawmarsh 1 1 1 1 2
Swallownest 1 1 1
Fly Tipping  
Bramley 1 1 1
Nether Haugh 1 1 1
Rotherham 1 1 1
Swallownest 1 1 1
Grand Total 3 25 8 100 2 138 1 1 2 1 1 2 142
FOI 892-16

I am hoping in future that Rotherham council will put more effort into enforcement and education to reduce the need to street cleanse.  A number of the people above have refused to pay their litter fines so far, which should result in larger fines in court.  Hopefully, this will raise awareness about enforcement, when this appears in the Sheffield and Rotherham star.   I don’t want to live in streets filled with litter and don’t see why my council tax should go towards removing unnecessary litter from the streets.  I pick up half a bag of rubbish in a small area around where I live every week, I certainly don’t enjoy litter picking.

Regards

Tim

 

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